ALA Conference 2014 in Las Vegas

The American Library Association annual conference and exhibit will take place in Las Vegas starting June 26, 2014 through July 1, 2014. The event features a variety of exhibits, speakers, and networking opportunities. It is a great chance for self-publishing authors to learn more about the publishing industry and network with other professionals.

Events such as the ALA Conference are excellent for helping self-published authors sell their books. Networking and learning about the industry are key steps in becoming a self-publishing successful story.

Some of the many benefits of attending the event include:

  • Make your library more efficient
  • Save your library time and money
  • Better serve your library users
  • Become a more effective library advocate
  • Make your library network stronger
  • Build a stronger reputation for your library
  • Inject fresh energy, excitement, and professionalism into your work
  • Become an excited, well-formed professional

First time attendees should review Leigh Milligan’s top ten tips in her article for INALJ based on her experience at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Read the full article here.

You can find other helpful resources for first time attendees, exhibitors, and job searches by visiting

Annual registration and housing are now available. You can begin the registration process by visiting

I’d love to know, do you plan on attending the 2014 ALA Conference? If you’ve attended an ALA Conference in the past, how did it impact your publishing success?

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at